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Security Minute: Full Coverage and a Single-Pane-of-Glass View with Fortinet

Three reasons why your customers’ security transformation needs a fabric approach.

Your customers’ security transformation needs a fabric approach.

And here are three reasons why:

  • More than half of firms saw severe exploits in Q3 of last year.
  • More than a quarter reported mobile malware.
  • And the botnet index rose.

That’s according to Fortinet’s Threat Landscape Report 2018.

“With what we’ve seen in the news and all the recent breaches, it’s really brought it to the forefront,” says Justin Jackson, CTO, Advanced Computer Solutions Group.

“You’re talking about your data being in the cloud, the data being on all sorts of devices. It really is that holistic approach to security. I say that all the time. It’s that customer experience and security first,” says Karl Boercker, VCIO Team Leader, Convergence Networks.

Thanks to digital transformation, these partners – much like you – require a solution that protects against today’s mounting security threats. But, it also has to be easy to sell, install and support. “Fortinet leverages the security fabric to do that. It shares threat intelligence across that surface so that you’re able to really do a good job in providing a real level of security across a variety of different areas of potential impact,” says Stephan Tallent, senior director, MSSP and service enablement, Fortinet.

That surface is what Fortinet calls “the fabric.” It ties Fortinet’s and third-party vendors’ solutions together, so you and your customers can see the entire security posture on one pane of glass. “We can see all of the equipment, all of the nodes. It scales incredibly well,” says Boercker. “It can talk with other solutions, too. We can look at the data that’s happening with other solutions, and it ties into a single pane of glass. It’s that full customer experience.”

Offering that single-pane-of-glass solution – over point products – means you’ll no longer have to look at multiple buckets or consoles to see where security threats lie. It’s an architectural approach that’s interoperable, automated and requires less staff from you and your customers.

If we haven’t convinced you to make the switch yet, think about this … More than a quarter of enterprise attacks are expected to target IoT devices by next year. And, siloed apps in multi-cloud environments make it harder for you and your customers to respond to threats. Choosing a fabric approach protects their network and your recurring business.

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